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November 30th, 2010

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Boys Will Be Boys…

November 30th, 2010

What Sons Can Do (I have four of them):

1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. room.

3. When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh”, it’s already too late.

4. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

5. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

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Moving Day… What A Pain

November 29th, 2010

I’m not very inspired today to write a personal blog for you because Kathy and I have been moving our stuff from the house to the new two bedroom apartment. We both feel like someone has been beating us. I know… it has to be done.

How many of you Boomers have had the privilege of doing this recently? Baby Boomers by the score have been downsizing to smaller homes or apartments for many reasons. Many of us no longer want the responsibilities of home ownership. You know, no more yard mowing and snow shoveling. No more fixing and repairing.

Others want to downsize because the kids are gone. Why not? A smaller place can be quite cozy. My wife and I are very excited about our new move and can’t wait until we are completely finished with the moving. Another 48 hours and we will be sleeping in our new, fourth floor, two bedroom bungalow.

I promise I won’t bother you anymore with our moving horror stories. Better things to come on my next post. Be good.

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Laughing At Dummies…

November 29th, 2010

Yes, I am a professional ventriloquist. This guy has a funny routine we can all enjoy. Take a look…

Watch This Video

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Big Government Spending…

November 29th, 2010

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

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It’s Time For Christmas Trees and Christmas Music…

November 26th, 2010

It’s time for all of us Baby Boomers to get into the Christmas spirit. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to put up the Christmas decorations and have a cup of EggNogg. Kathy and I started moving into our new apartment today and the first thing we did was put up our Christmas tree.

The next thing we will do is to start up the Christmas music and play it non-stop until Christmas Day. Is there anything better than Holiday tunes to get you in the mood for the Christmas season? Why no, Phil… there isn’t.

As we drove around our village today we noticed many homes and many apartments that already have lights and various types of decorations displayed. It’s a great sight and a personal challenge to get your own holiday season started in high gear.

Here are a few beautiful Christmas favorites from Mannheim Steamroller to get you in the mood…

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Listen to this version of “Carole of the Bells”…

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Picture of Christmas Night Scene Freising Bavaria Germany

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“Black Friday”… and Senility

November 26th, 2010

This is a true story that happened on “Black Friday” 2007:

Denver, (AP) – Hundreds of shoppers lined up in front of a Wal-Mart were dismayed and shocked to find the store had not opened at 4:00 AM as expected on Black Friday. Apparently, the greeter who was to open the store forgot to show up to work.

“We’ve had a problem lately with our greeters experiencing senility,” remarked Wal-Mart General Manager Reggie Banks. Wal-Mart once had a cut throat policy that if a greeter forgot to show up to a shift he was fired on the spot, but since the new Democrat Congress passed the “No Senior Left Behind Act” Wal-Mart has not been able to let go of greeters so easily. Banks also commented, “Our greeters either forget to set their alarms the night before or are too hard of hearing to hear their alarms go off in the morning.”

Angered shoppers erupted into a mob that broke into the Wal-Mart and had to be contained by the Denver County Police. “I got up at 1:30 this morning and wasted a tank of gas to get my discount weed whacker and IPOD Shuffler Hustler,” screamed an irate customer who was arrested by Police.

The greeter who forgot to show up to work commented on the day by saying, “People take everything for granted. When you get my age you’re just happy if you wake up to see another day. Wait, did I forget to turn off the oven last night?”

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We Now Appear To Have Entered The World Of The Surreal…

November 26th, 2010

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

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One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure…

November 26th, 2010

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone…

November 24th, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Boomers out there… and all of you non-Boomers as well. I mentioned the other day that we have so much to be thankful for here in America. I hope each and every one of you spend time with your loved ones tomorrow and that you truly enjoy your time together.

Fortunately, Kathy and I have three of our four sons and two of our daughters-in-law living here in Omaha with us. Mark and Michela drove in from Chicago this evening to stay with us for a few days. So, hail hail the gang’s all here!

The anticipation of the Holidays is something I remember very vividly even as a young boy. I looked forward to every part of Thanksgiving. My brothers and I would go outside to play football with some friends in the morning. When I think back on it, mom probably needed a break. She would tell us “Why don’t you kids go outside and play in the traffic… for a few hours.”

Then it was time to come inside and watch the Macy’s Day Parade as well as more football on TV. While we watched the TV games we soaked in the smell of the turkey in the oven and pumpkin pies that mom just baked. And then, ladies and gentlemen, it was time for the great feast. It was always a feast fit for a king. Yep… it was time to make a pig of yourself.

But you know what? The best part of Thanksgiving was getting everyone together. Those are the best memories of all. Like all of you, I hope we set a good example for our children to continue these great family traditions on into the future. I hope all of you make some more great memories tomorrow with those you love.

Give thanks to Almighty God for these times together.

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